Monday, October 3, 2011

How to Make a Grid for Drawing or Painting Without Lines

Grids are so useful for laying out an underdrawing, but they have the unfortunate side effect of being, well... grids. Especially with works on paper, trying to erase a grid creates a whole new set of problems - incompletely erased lines and altered paper surface spring to mind.

Here's a method I use to get a removable grid onto the paper without using a projector. I was doing this today for a portrait, so I thought I'd put up a quick demo... Ever use this? Got other methods? Please leave a comment.

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  1. Hi Lisa! Great tip...would love to have you share it on MyArtTutor's Tips 'n Tricks Facebook page...


  2. You can also draw your grid on lightly with a watercolor pencil in a color that matches your subject and it'll disappear when you paint over it.